• synonyms


[bair-foo t]
See more synonyms for barefoot on Thesaurus.com
adjective, adverb
  1. Also bare·foot·ed. with the feet bare: a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
  2. Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.
Show More

Origin of barefoot

before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words


Examples from the Web for barefooted

Historical Examples

  • All were barefooted, and such as were Berbers were bareheaded also.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • He was barefooted, and looking as outlandish as the heart of Swaffer could desire.

    Amy Foster

    Joseph Conrad

  • Poor Dawson walked the streets for months barefooted and in rags.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • I was frightened, and I jumped up and ran to the door, barefooted as I was.

    The Upper Berth

    Francis Marion Crawford

  • No one asked the short-skirted, barefooted girl to finish her sentence.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White

British Dictionary definitions for barefooted



adjective, adverb
  1. with the feet uncovered
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for barefooted



Old English bærfot; see bare (adj.) + foot (n.).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper